Sagebrush vole

Sagebrush vole

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Arvicolinae
Species : Lemmiscus curtatus

 

Keywords: tail

The Sagebrush vole is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Canada and United States

Facts about the sagebrush vole

The Sagebrush Vole is active throughout the day year-round, but exhibits greatest activity three hours before and three hours after dusk.

) are controlled for collection, importation and possession; (v) Heather vole, Cricetidae Family (Phenacomys intermedius) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (vi) Meadow vole, Cricetidae Family (Microtus pennsylvanicus) is noncontrolled for collection, and controlled for importation and possession; (vii) Red-backed vole, Cricetidae Family (Clethrionomys gapperi) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (viii) Sagebrush vole, Cricetidae Family (Lemmiscus curtatus) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (ix) Other voles, Cricetidae Family (Microtus spp.

Least chipmunks (Eutamius minimus) are found in the upper elevations of Rattlesnake Mountain, and sagebrush voles are relatively common above 1,000 feet (305 m) elevation in sagebrush habitat.

Most of the eight species of voles that make Colorado home are brownish in color, but the sagebrush vole is gray and the southern red-backed vole has a brick-red patch on its back.

Sagebrush voles are active year-round throughout the day, but primarily at dawn and dusk. (Full text)

Description: The sagebrush vole is small and short tailed with dense, long, soft pelage. (Full text)

Diet: Sagebrush voles are strict herbivores feeding on a variety of green vegetation, mostly grasses. (Full text)

" Though the million-year-old voles and today's sagebrush voles are distinctly different based on the shape of their teeth, they probably would be considered the same species, Barnosky and Bell concluded. (Full text)

The Sagebrush Vole is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

Discussion The Sagebrush Vole is active throughout the day year-round, but exhibits greatest activity three hours before and three hours after dusk. (Full text)

Sagebrush Voles are thought to dwell in colonies because their burrow entrances occur in clusters, generally of 8 to 30. (Full text)

(vii) Red-backed vole, Cricetidae Family (Clethrionomys gapperi) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (viii) Sagebrush vole, Cricetidae Family (Lemmiscus curtatus) is controlled for collection, importation and possession; (ix) Other voles, Cricetidae Family (Microtus spp. (Full text)

Territory: Sagebrush voles are social and may live in large colonies. (Full text)

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